This was my first solo show and a great success, held in the summerhouse in the garden, aka The Smallest Art Gallery in Kent.
Access is very easy through the garden gate, and visitors came strictly by appointment, so social distancing was easy to manage.
In the end, seven paintings were sold and have been delivered now to their new owners, and some small clay sculptures were also snapped up.
The theme of the whole show was the Goddess, Earth Mother if you like, inspired by a visit to Bru na Boinne (Newgrange) in Ireland, where the huge earthworks, set in the middle of a stunningly beautiful distant landscape, are clearly arranged to mark the winter solstice, when a beam of sunlight penetrates the deep dark mysterious cavern at the heart of the mound.
Subsequent visits to the Nuraghi in Sardinia, and to the so-called Fat Ladies in the museums of Malta and Gozo have shown me how all these sites were united in a vision of how the earth must be nurtured and respected. The sites and the artefacts are all neolithic, pre-Bronze Age, pre-alphabet and pre-weaponry.
So, I have been making these images and sculptures to explore aspects of the Feminine, the hidden, the life-giving, the after-life, Fertility, and Abundance.
My next exhibition, to be held in mid-November, will show mostly abstract works made since the lockdown, still on the same themes but very different in style.